(ReliableNews.org) – Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been under fire recently for her refusal to allow white journalists to interview her. The mayor said she would only allow reporters of color to sit down and talk to her ahead of her second anniversary in office. A former Democratic representative is now accusing her of racism.
On May 21, former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said, “Mayor Lightfoot’s blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent.” She called on other leaders, like President Joe Biden, to join her in calling for the mayor’s resignation.
Mayor Lightfoot's blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent. I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our county—of all races—to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot's resignation. Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white.
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) May 21, 2021
In the days since Gabbard’s call to action, not a single Democratic leader has called on the mayor to resign. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris have all been silent. It’s almost as if they only care about racism when they can use it to score political points. If they were truly concerned about race relations, wouldn’t they call on Lightfoot to resign?
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